Ice caps formed during Little Ice Age roughly 5,000 years ago completely disappear from Canada

Ice caps formed during Little Ice Age roughly 5,000 years ago completely disappear from Canada


The dome-shaped glaciers, or ice caps, on Canada’s Hazen Plateau started to form about five thousand years ago. After several periods of growth and retreat over the millennia, these ice caps have become fragile and could disappear completely within a few decades… Captions and image source: NASA / Earth Observatory

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Two ancient ice caps in Canada have completely melted — two years earlier than scientists predicted. NASA satellite imagery captured the disappearance of the St. Patrick Bay ice caps, which date back roughly 5,000 years to the Little Ice Age, the National Snow and Ice Data Center said in a statement…

Read Full Article, CBS News (08-06-2020)

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